Carlos Reutemann

Why the late Carlos Reutemann missed out on an F1 title

In many ways, Carlos Reutemann came to be emblematic of an era in Formula 1. The Argentine, who died aged 79 on July 7 after a long battle with cancer, was not the most famous driver of his time. He didn’t become world champion. His career was not as dramatic as Niki Lauda’s. He was not a notorious playboy in the manner of James Hunt; nor as outspoken and high-profile as Mario Andretti.
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'Unbelievably talented': Gordon Murray's tribute to Carlos Reutemann

The white Martini Brabham BT44B sat there looking as gorgeous as it ever did in the top paddock at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last weekend. There were gems aplenty surrounding it, of course, and picking favourites is entirely subjective – but when push comes to shove, this is probably mine. It was Carlos Reutemann’s too, according to the man who came up with its signature triangulated form.

F1 Icon Carlos Reutemann Dies, Age 79

Argentine Formula One icon Carlos “Lole” Reutemann died earlier this week at the age of 79 after battling the impact of intestinal hemorrhaging that started in May 2021. Reutemann was born on April 12, 1942 in Santa Fe, Argentina, first showing off his skills in 1965 in a Fiat saloon car. He quickly ascended the ranks of racing before finding himself competing in Formula 2, first in his local Argentina and then in Europe. His performance wasn’t always stellar — his most infamous moment was wiping out eventual champion Jochen Rindt on the first lap of an F2 race at Hockenheim — but Bernie Ecclestone saw promise and signed Reutemann for his Brabham F1 team ahead of the 1972 season, where he raced alongside teammate Graham Hill.

Argentine F1 great Carlos Reutemann dies aged 79

Former Formula One driver and Argentine politician Carlos Reutemann, who competed for more than a decade at the top of world motorsports, died on Wednesday aged 79. Reutemann had undergone surgery in New York for a hepatic tumor in 2017 and struggled to regain full health. "Dad left in peace...

Carlos Reutemann: Former Formula One driver dies, aged 79

Carlos Reutemann, a leading Formula 1 driver in the 1970s and 1980s and later a senior politician in Argentina for three decades, has died aged 79. As a racing driver he won 12 Grands Prix, came close to the world championship with Williams in 1981. He was known for his...

Obituary: Carlos Reutemann, 1942-2021

In 1974, Argentina's Reutemann scored his first Grand Prix win, at Kyalami in South Africa. It was significant not only as the first Formula 1 World Championship triumph for a Brabham since 1970, but also the first victory for a Gordon Murray-designed F1 car – by happy coincidence, in Murray's original home country.

Former F1 Driver Carlos Reutemann Dies at 79

Argentine driver Carlos Reutemann, who raced in 146 Grands Prix throughout a career that saw him drive for the best teams in Formula 1, has passed away at age 79. Reutemann died today, July 7, after battling what press reports said was internal bleeding. "Dad left in peace and dignity...
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Ex-F1 racer Carlos Reutemann dies aged 79

Reutemann's condition had deteriorated in the last couple of days after he suffered further issues with haemorrhaging while in the intensive care unit of a health centre in the city of Santa Fe, Argentina. The former F1 driver and current Senator in Argentina had been hospitalised on 30 May and...
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Race of my life: Carlos Reutemann on the 1974 South African GP

After the 1974 Argentinian and Brazilian Grands Prix, some of us went to South Africa to test – there was a non-points race at Brands Hatch in between, with temperatures 30C less than in South Africa – prior to the GP there. F1: Ranking F1's best point-less GPs. It was...

Gallery: Former F1 Great Carlos Reutemann (1942-2021)

"Dad left in peace and dignity after fighting like a champion with a strong and noble heart that accompanied him to the end," said his daughter Cora. "I am proud and blessed for the father I had. I know that he will accompany me every day of my life until we meet again."

Carlos Reutemann dies, aged 79

Carlos Reutemann, the mercurial 12-time Grand Prix winner who finished runner-up in the 1981 World Championship, has died at the age of 79. The Argentinian, who drove for Brabham, Lotus, Ferrari and Williams, had been battling his deteriorating condition “like a champion” for several weeks before news of his passing was announced by his daughter this evening.